Gatereign - 205 Late Winter by Noble Digger

Map Description:

A military fortress resting along some heavily-forested foothills with a small brook running through the canyons. The local volcano is not filled to its edges, resulting in a deep and isolated crater.

This is a young fortress, my first successful fort since temporarily retiring Bustnut, but I wanted to throw something up here to show everyone what I've been working on.

Note the incredible increase in fortress size between 203 and 205--the results of training 9 Legendary Miners :)

Point of Interest: Central Magma Works

I never formally gave the magma works here a name, so this generic title shall suffice. Here, all metal, glass, ash, and charcoal is processed to produce goods. Numerous grates give passing dwarves a glance down into the fiery heart of Gatereign, The Crucible.

Bowyers and Jewelers are also temporarily housed here. Before the fortress' magma supply was turned on, wood furnaces, smelters, and forges occupied much of the floor space here. With these structures no longer needed, they were removed.

The initial channeling to tap the magma pipe was performed in the far westof this room, adjecent to the volcano. Levers control magma inlet and can be used to raise bridges covering the magma. I had initially intended to trap my fire imps via the cage traps here, but instead chose to leave them trapped in the works. - Noble Digger

There are 6 comments for this map series, last post 2009-01-30

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Submitted by: Urist McDorf - 2009-01-26 to 205 Late Winter

Looks like you could use some bins for your armory... :)

Submitted by: Noble Digger - 2009-01-26 to 205 Late Winter

If you look up in the main yard there's an entire stockpile of bins and no more room--that's storing all the low quality iron armor and weapons in addition to crappy trade goods from goblins and such. :X

Submitted by: magic dwarf - 2009-01-26 to 205 Late Winter

This fort is massive! It looks very... planned out and organized. Those imps look ready to take out the first legendary weaponsmith they see.

Submitted by: Noble Digger - 2009-01-27 to 205 Late Winter

The funny part is that I don't plan my fortresses. I got really lucky that the new additions fit symmetrically on both sides of the for in almost every place.

I work a room at a time, making what I need at a given moment. Right now (I'm in year 206 or 207) I have so many construction projects going on that nothing is being completed, but rather being nudged closer to completion.

The hammerer killed 3 dwarves this year :|

Submitted by: Dakira - 2009-01-30 to 207 Early Spring

How will anyone access your Road of White Shadow?
Also, your "Hot Tubes" have inspired me to make a future fortress with central heating curtousy of our favorite molten rock.

Submitted by: Noble Digger - 2009-01-30 to 207 Early Spring

The Road of White Shadow will be flooded, and deep within the earth. It's not meant for travel, just to fool the king into thinking we have a valuable road. I also needed the stone and digging it out gave me quite a few mineral veins.

Stay tuned, I'm working on a highway to cut through the western mountains, removing all the ramps, and ensuring depot access on all approaches via a system of tunnels interconnected with ramps.

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